GL-UNA Java Cafe: Effects of Climate Change on Migration

Tue, June 15, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, June 15, 2021 8:30 PM at Zoom


Dr. Edwin Josué Castellanos, Director, Observatorio Económico Sostenible, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala


Climate change intensifies agricultural degradation, food scarcity, limited access to clean water and other challenges and is a growing and significant push factor in human migration patterns. Although climate migrants who flee unbearable conditions resemble refugees, the legal protections afforded to refugees do not extend to them. The evidence from climate variations observed in the last two decades in Central America and the possible connection with the observed increase in migration in recent years will be presented. Other factors influencing migration will also be discussed, including poverty, the lack of opportunities and violence.

Zoom Link:

Effects of Climate Change on Migration
Time: Jun 15, 2021 7:00 PM EST

Meeting ID: 816 1002 5779
Passcode: Climate


This Java Cafe is hosted by the Greater Lansing Chapter of the United Nations Association (GL-UNA) as part of the Lansing area’s World Refugee Awareness Week and in celebration of World Refugee Day. 

World Refugee Day honors the strength and courage of refugees and encourages public awareness and support of the refugees, people who have had to flee their home lands because of conflict or natural disaster.

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